Showing posts with label polypropylene bottle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label polypropylene bottle. Show all posts

Friday, November 21, 2008

Introducing the BPA-free Crystal 32 oz. Water Bottle

Every time I go to my local super market, I see this translucent wall made of bulk cases of spring water. It pains me to think that 80% of those bottles will end up in the landfills, unrecycled. It boggles the mind to think we can consume so many billions of these bottles a year just for water.

Soma wants to gives you one more opportunity to get out of the habit buying cases of plastic water bottles from the supermarket. The Crystal 32 oz. Wide Mouth bottle is for when you are off the bike, in the office, in school, or even on a hike. Use it everyday and you will see you don't need to buy palettes of water anymore. Just fill this with filtered tap water at home.

Like our bike bottle, it doesn't leach bisephenol-A or dioxins and it doesn't leave a plastic taste in your water. Available in early December.

• Doesn't leach bisephenol-A(BPA) like polycarbonate bottles
• Does not add yucky plastic flavor like standard LDPE/HDPE water bottles
• Widemouth easily accomodates ice cubes and fits most water purifiers and filters. Easy to clean, too.

• 32 oz. capacity Printed graduations lets you keep track of your hydration
• Leashed top means you won't lose it
• Colors: Translucent blue, translucent smoke grey

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, even to my friends who are bulk water bottle buyers.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A New Soma Sport Bottle

With an estimated 8 billion spring water bottles worldwide NOT making it to the recycling centers in 2006 alone, there is no better time to reduce your plastic trash heap-making habit and hydrate responsibly.

Need more brilliant reasons to do so?
1 )Well we are finally releasing an improved polypropylene bottle with a softer spout, so it is easier to pull open with your teeth.
2 ) Plus it IS "Green Week" on NBC!

I go to the gym regularly to keep my back in shape and I get really riled when I see most people carrying Aquafina and Crystal Geyser bottles instead of a reuseable bottle. If they work out 3x a week, that adds up 156 bottles a year per gym rat. This is in the SF Bay Area where drinking straight from the tap will not turn your stomach. If you live in Texas or someplace where filtering your tap water is a must, I feel for you. But I still think using a reusable bottle is a one of the easier "green" habits all of us can adopt. I use reusable bottles at the gym and at work and of course for cycling.

The Soma bottle is still polypropylene (recycling symbol #5). It will not add a plastic taste like traditional LDPE bicycle water bottles, but it is squeezable like an LDPE (recycling symbol #4)bottle. It also has not been shown to leach bisephenol-A like the popular Lexan / polycarbonate (recycling symbol #7) camping bottles.

The new 22 oz. cycling bottle is available in "smoke" and "blue" in a few days. Unlike Pepsi and other water bottlers, we are happy if you only buy 2 of our bottles per year.